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The winning ways of western Massachusetts

DennisTagneyJr     Many visitors to one of the USA's most historic states tend to stick close to its Atlantic Ocean coast, because of course there's a lot to love about destinations like Boston and Cape Cod to its south. But there's an entire state's worth of equally scenic and historic treasures stretching some 124 miles (just over 200 kilometres) west to the New York State border (a bit over a two-hour nonstop drive) - and it makes for a great overnight or several-day excursion from…

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Stockbridge's Normal Rockwell Museum in 'Nostalgia Front & Center in Some U.S. Museums & Eateries'

Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame Louis Kaplan is channeling his childhood.  While a youngster, he collected baseball cards which he stored in boxes and treasured as souvenirs of the USA's favorite pastime.  Decades later, he’s reliving that time while visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, upstate New York.  Opportunities to recapture memories from the past are of course not limited to baseball, nor to New York. From Coca-Cola to cars, movies to museums,…

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JFK & JQ Adams libraries in 'Parsing Politics, Personality & History at the USA's Presidential Libraries'

Sightseers at a setting near Boston enjoy a leisurely stroll through a magnificent 18th-century garden.  A man in Texas plays president as he reads a speech from a teleprompter.  Children in California take a pretend horseback ride with Ronald Reagan. These disparate experiences have one thing in common.  They’re taking place at depositories of manuscripts, memorabilia and memories which keep alive the stories of U.S. presidents. Today' s election in the United States increased interest in…

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50 years after 'Jaws,' Martha's Vineyard is still quite a catch

Some time ago I happened to run across that toothy old classic Jaws online, and as I watched, the impossibly picturesque maritime settings and endless beaches awakened in me a nostalgia for the light, colours, sounds, and tastes of summertime holidays. It was then I discovered that the film's fictional Amity Island is actually ritzy Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, a 45-minute to hourlong ferry ride from Cape Cod. Come summer, one of the USA's most exclusive (and expensive) holiday…

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  • This week's Fields of Dreams update at The World on Wheels. The oldest and, now, one of the most expensive stadiums to watch a game in. It's the very historic Fenway Park in Boston.
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Anyone have tips for a member who needs to use public transport from Boston Logan Airport to Oxford? If so, please reply not on this wall but rather at this link to our Ask A Travel Pro forum.  Thansk so much! 

  • On Friday, Baseball's oldest stadium turns 100 years old! On this week's Fields of Dreams at The World on Wheels, we turn the spotlight on this century old jewel. It's Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox: http://tinyurl.com/2fcqzau
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Hubway is expanding its bicycle sharing program in Boston. I wonder what the replacement rate is for these bikes.

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    http://www.eganmaritime.org.
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